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Man found dead at Duluth apartment complex April 19, 2014

Man accused of attacking ex-girlfriend

•DACULA - A man was arrested and charged with aggravated assault, kidnapping and false imprisonment Wednesday night.

Herman Cartwright, 26, was accused of strangling and hitting his ex-girlfriend, a Dacula woman, after breaking into her apartment.

A neighbor called the police to report he had heard a woman screaming and a man telling her to "shut up," according to a police report. When the officers arrived at her apartment, they saw broken glass and 9mm bullets on the floor.

The victim, 21, said that when she got home, Cartwright was hiding behind her sofa. He grabbed her by the hair and repeatedly asked why she did not have any pictures of him, she said. He dragged her around the apartment by her hair, ripping up photos and breaking picture frames, according to the report.

Officers found two knives and a 9mm gun Cartwright allegedly used to threaten the victim, the report said.

Men robbed, carjacked

•BUFORD - Two men were robbed and their car was hijacked Sunday night at an apartment complex in Buford.

The victims had dropped off their friend at the Eagle Creek complex and were trying to leave. But their exit was cut off by men standing in the roadway. A white pick-up truck pulled sideways by the complex's entrance, blocking the exit and preventing traffic from entering, according to a police report.

One of the men held a gun to the driver's head and told him to get out. They forced him to the ground and took $300 from him. Then some men got into the car and drove it around the block. When they returned, the stereo had been ripped out. They let the victims go unharmed.

The victims described the perpetrators as eight Hispanic men. They suspected the men were all part of a gang. All of them were all dressed in black, with hoods and masks covering their faces.

- From staff reports